Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
Suunto altimeter/barometer watches will be on steep sale
Display Avatars Sort By:
Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Suunto altimeter/barometer watches will be on steep sale on 04/06/2010 15:32:28 MDT Print View

Hey guys, Giltman is going to be blowing out Suunto watches this Friday. I suspect that the suunto core's will be up for sale. I love mine but find the altimeter is usually accurate only within a few hundred feet.

http://www.giltman.com/invite/konradchen

As usual, you can sign up by clicking my invite link above. If you end up buying anything, the site will give me a $25 kickback. Thanks!

V k
(vladimir_ek)

Locale: New York
Re: Suunto altimeter/barometer watches will be on steep sale on 04/06/2010 19:46:35 MDT Print View

My Suunto Altimax is accurate within a few feet if properly calibrated. All other owners of Suunto altimeter watches I know have the same experience. I suggest you have your watch serviced.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Suunto altimeter/barometer watches will be on steep sale on 04/06/2010 20:39:37 MDT Print View

Gentlemen! A barometric altimeter is only as accurate as the weather's barometric pressure is constant. If you live in an area with lots of big weather changes, the altimeter is going to fluctuate, even at a steady altitude. This gives you the impression that you are going up or down the mountain when you are still at the same place. The whole trick in keeping one calibrated is by manually tweaking it when you are at a known altitude. Think about linearity instead of accuracy. Also think about the end points. I pegged my old Thommen altimeter when in Nepal, and it was never quite the same after that.
--B.G.--